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Tommy's Tours and Safaris

#3 of 34 Tours in Swakopmund Features Animals
Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 461 038
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Tommy the Legend

We did a tour with Tommy & Team on 20 June 2017 , what a wonderful experience. Tommy is certainly a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andre' H
Cape Town Central, South Africa

We read about the tour in all books and it was also recommended by friends. We booked well in... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
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The original Living Desert/Little 5 Tour! 08h00 to 13h30 from Swakopmund in our 4x4's: we go into the dune/gravel plains area to track the little creatures - snakes, chameleons, geckoes, lizards, scorpions, insects, etc - and also give info on the desert in general, the area's plants and minerals. Dune drive through to the sea. Scenic and educational.
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“his team” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 461 038
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tour with Tommy & Team on 20 June 2017 , what a wonderful experience. Tommy is certainly a legend & his diet consists of raisin coated chocs & biltong. From what we gathered Tommy has been doing this for 20 yrs or...More

1  Thank Andre' H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We read about the tour in all books and it was also recommended by friends. We booked well in advance via email and were picked up from our guesthouse in the morning. Tommy is the owner but obviously can't do all the tours but we...More

1  Thank Berlinalina
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

One of must do's when in Swakopmund.. Great day with excellent guide. Thanks for a adventurous day. Thanks Bartleman family 👪.

2  Thank 007jody
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It's a MUST SEE. Very professional tourguides. Information and fun for young and old. Without the tour I never would imagine how much life is around inthr dunes.

2  Thank hermannjosef0104
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We observed and learned about far more desert animals than expected. The fascinating chameleon, the spectacular palmetto gecko, the intimidating large black scorpion, several species of snakes and beetles. Tommy and Evan are knowledgeable, fun and engaging. Spectacular scenery and pleasant temperatures made it a...More

1  Thank Bent4161
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our tour leader was Tommy who led our mixed English and German tour by slipping easily between the two languages with great knowledge and humour. In a apparently barren place he found so much life under and over the sand with infectious enthusiasm. The tour...More

2  Thank TonyRoJo
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We never expected to find to much life in the desert. The enthusiastic way of finding and telling of Chantelle is great. The tour takes about 4 hours and after a short introduction about what we are trying to find that day, they start looking...More

2  Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We did the living desert tour with Tommy and loved it! Saw the impressive landscapes as well as snakes, geko, chameleon and others. Tommy is very gentle with the animals and the desert, also picks up trash when he sees it. Very good and informative...More

1  Thank Jeanine S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Within ten minutes into the tour, one becomes more aware of where to put one's feet and fingers in the dessert! This is the impact Tommy has on one. He is so passionate and knowledgeable, that it is impossible to not become fully engaged in...More

2  Thank Karin K
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Tommy and his colleague Chantelle are incredibly knowledgeable about everything there is to know about the life that exists in the desert. We booked our trip via email from Canada, all details we handled expertly. We we collected from our hotel on time, Tommy's sense...More

1  Thank Tania J
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Response from nancymcd1954 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are about 4 hours, and while you are 4-wheeling in the desert, it wasn't that bumpy or anything. I was a little skeptical, thinking sand dunes would be boring, but Tommy and his crew really bring "the living... More
1 August 2015|
Response from Wim-Tusk | Reviewed this property |
I know Tommy does collect his guests from any hotel / guest house in Swakopmund. However the only cruise ship port might be in Walvisbay. I'm not sure if he collects from Walvisbay. If however you fill the vehicle as a group... More